Sun, 17 June 2007
This week's playlist:
• Angeline by George Fletcher's Bourbon Renewal, from Ain't The Worst That You Could Find (2000), available from CD Baby; also available: Dangerous Things - Live (2005). Visit GeorgeFletcher.com for more information and to see George's extensive photo gallery.
• My Baby Don't Wear No Panties by Mean Gene Kelton, from Most Requested (1999), available from Gene's online store and the iTunes Music Store. Visit JamboneRecords.com and GeneKelton.com for more information.
• Sometimes by Dave Steffen, from Bake Sale, Volume Four (2007), available by mail for $15 from the Great Northern Blues Society. Visit the GNBS site and DaveSteffenBand.com for more information. The Dave Steffen Band's album Eve of Autumn (2004) is available from CD Baby and the iTMS.
• Just Boogie by Little Cisco, from Bake Sale, Volume Four (2007), available by mail for $15 from the Great Northern Blues Society. Visit the GNBS site and LittleCisco.com for more information. Little Cisco's own album Riffs in Time (2007) is available from CD Baby.
• She's Trouble by Reggie Miles, a single found on Reggie's MySpace page. Reggie has three albums currently available through CD Baby: Stray Dog Blues (1995), 51 Highway Blues (2006) and Fresh Picked (2006). Fresh Picked is also available from the iTMS. Visit Reggie's Geocities site for more information.
• Kool Iron Bed by Lance Lopez, from Higher Ground (2007). Lance's albums, Higher Ground, Simplify Your Vision (2006) and Wall of Soul (2004), are all available from CD Baby. Visit LanceLopez.com for more information.
Mentioned during this show: Blues & Roots Productions; okay, I forgot to mention this, but you might be interested - copies of the blues compilations Bake Sale, Volume Two and Bake Sale, Volume Three are still available by mail from the Great Northern Blues Society. I also forgot to mention that Saturday, June 16th, was the 103rd observance of Bloomsday, which is why, in case you wondered, there's a portrait of James Joyce attached to the mp3 file of this week's show.
Excellent online resources for more information about the blues: The Blues Foundation and the Delta Blues Museum. Download and listen to the DBM's top-notch (and free) podcast, the Uncensored History of the Blues. Read Today's Chicago Blues by Karen Hanson, an excellent contemporary guide to all things blues in present-day Chicago.